Take Pride in Your Ride

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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Heavy Equipment

In the past six and a half years, 51 coal miners have been fatally injured in accidents involving Machinery and Powered Haulage accidents. Machinery accidents have been the leading cause of miner deaths at 27, with Powered Haulage accidents running a close second at 24 fatalities. The root causes of the Machinery and Powered Haulage accidents indicate that most of these fatalities could have been prevented if a few simple rules were followed.

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